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1. Stranger Things (2016– )

TV-14 | 51 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.8
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When a young boy disappears, his mother, a police chief, and his friends must confront terrifying supernatural forces in order to get him back.

Stars: Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Winona Ryder, David Harbour

Votes: 669,184

2. Prison Break (2005–2017)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.3
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Due to a political conspiracy, an innocent man is sent to death row and his only hope is his brother, who makes it his mission to deliberately get himself sent to the same prison in order to break the both of them out, from the inside.

Stars: Dominic Purcell, Wentworth Miller, Amaury Nolasco, Robert Knepper

Votes: 438,607

3. The Day Shall Come (2019)

Unrated | 87 min | Comedy, Crime

5.8
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70 Metascore

An impoverished preacher who brings hope to the Miami projects is offered cash to save his family from eviction. He has no idea his sponsor works for the FBI who plan to turn him into a criminal by fueling his madcap revolutionary dreams.

Director: Christopher Morris | Stars: Andrel McPherson, Miles Robbins, Marchánt Davis, Anna Kendrick

Votes: 1,462

4. The Punisher (2017–2019)

TV-MA | 53 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.6
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After the murder of his family, Marine veteran Frank Castle becomes the vigilante known as "The Punisher," with only one goal in mind: to avenge them.

Stars: Jon Bernthal, Amber Rose Revah, Ben Barnes, Jason R. Moore

Votes: 157,672

5. Sicario (2015)

R | 121 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.6
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82 Metascore

An idealistic FBI agent is enlisted by a government task force to aid in the escalating war against drugs at the border area between the U.S. and Mexico.

Director: Denis Villeneuve | Stars: Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro, Jon Bernthal

Votes: 337,132 | Gross: $46.89M

6. 24 (2001–2010)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.3
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Jack Bauer, Director of Field Ops for the Counter-Terrorist Unit of Los Angeles, races against the clock to subvert terrorist plots and save his nation from ultimate disaster.

Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Carlos Bernard, Dennis Haysbert

Votes: 164,578

7. Kong: Skull Island (2017)

PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.6
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62 Metascore

After the Vietnam war, a team of scientists explores an uncharted island in the Pacific, venturing into the domain of the mighty Kong, and must fight to escape a primal Eden.

Director: Jordan Vogt-Roberts | Stars: Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, John C. Reilly

Votes: 246,457 | Gross: $168.05M

8. V for Vendetta (2005)

R | 132 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.2
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62 Metascore

In a future British tyranny, a shadowy freedom fighter, known only by the alias of "V", plots to overthrow it with the help of a young woman.

Director: James McTeigue | Stars: Hugo Weaving, Natalie Portman, Rupert Graves, Stephen Rea

Votes: 967,259 | Gross: $70.51M

9. Snowfall (2017– )

TV-MA | 44 min | Crime, Drama

7.9
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A look at the early days of the crack cocaine epidemic in Los Angeles during the beginning of the 1980s.

Stars: Damson Idris, Carter Hudson, Isaiah John, Sergio Peris-Mencheta

Votes: 7,806

10. The Nice Guys (2016)

R | 116 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.4
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70 Metascore

In 1970s Los Angeles, a mismatched pair of private eyes investigate a missing girl and the mysterious death of a porn star.

Director: Shane Black | Stars: Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling, Angourie Rice, Matt Bomer

Votes: 248,038 | Gross: $36.26M

11. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

PG | 138 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.6
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90 Metascore

Roy Neary, an electric lineman, watches how his quiet and ordinary daily life turns upside down after a close encounter with a UFO.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut, Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon

Votes: 170,551 | Gross: $132.09M

12. Geostorm (2017)

PG-13 | 109 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.3
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21 Metascore

When the network of satellites designed to control the global climate starts to attack Earth, it's a race against the clock for its creator to uncover the real threat before a worldwide Geostorm wipes out everything and everyone.

Director: Dean Devlin | Stars: Gerard Butler, Jim Sturgess, Abbie Cornish, Alexandra Maria Lara

Votes: 82,730 | Gross: $33.70M

13. RED (2010)

PG-13 | 111 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.0
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60 Metascore

When his peaceful life is threatened by a high-tech assassin, former black-ops Agent Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) reassembles his old team in a last ditch effort to survive and uncover his assailants.

Director: Robert Schwentke | Stars: Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman, Mary-Louise Parker

Votes: 274,870 | Gross: $90.38M

14. Wan pîsu (1999– )

24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.7
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Follows the adventures of Monkey D. Luffy and his pirate crew in order to find the greatest treasure ever left by the legendary Pirate, Gold Roger. The famous mystery treasure named "One Piece".

Stars: Mayumi Tanaka, Tony Beck, Laurent Vernin, Akemi Okamura

Votes: 57,845

15. The Running Man (1987)

R | 101 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.7
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45 Metascore

A wrongly convicted man must try to survive a public execution gauntlet staged as a game show.

Director: Paul Michael Glaser | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maria Conchita Alonso, Yaphet Kotto, Jim Brown

Votes: 133,083 | Gross: $38.12M

16. The Blob (1988)

R | 95 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.5
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Remake of the 1958 sci-fi horror classic about a deadly blob from another planet which consumes everything in its path. Teenagers attempt without success to warn the townspeople, who refuse to take them seriously.

Director: Chuck Russell | Stars: Shawnee Smith, Kevin Dillon, Donovan Leitch Jr., Jeffrey DeMunn

Votes: 28,949 | Gross: $8.25M

17. The Passage (2019)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.4
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When a botched U.S. government experiment turns a group of death row inmates into highly infectious vampires, an orphan girl might be the only person able to stop the ensuing crisis.

Stars: Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Saniyya Sidney, Jamie McShane, Caroline Chikezie

Votes: 8,746

18. The Bourne Legacy (2012)

PG-13 | 135 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.7
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61 Metascore

An expansion of the universe from Robert Ludlum's novels, centered on a new hero whose stakes have been triggered by the events of the previous three films.

Director: Tony Gilroy | Stars: Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Scott Glenn

Votes: 271,824 | Gross: $113.20M

19. Dark Angel (2000–2002)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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A group of genetically-enhanced children escape from a lab project. Years later we meet Max, one of the escapees who now works for a messenger service in the post-apocalyptic Pacific Northwest.

Stars: Jessica Alba, Michael Weatherly, Richard Gunn, J.C. MacKenzie

Votes: 29,339

20. Art of Deception (2019)

90 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

4.2
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A scientist studying a deadly virus must fight back when he and his wife are threatened by an organization intent on taking over the world.

Director: Richard Ryan | Stars: Micah Fitzgerald, Mark Sivertsen, Jackie Nova, Richard Ryan

Votes: 149

21. Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (2007)

R | 94 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

4.7
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29 Metascore

Warring Alien and Predator races descend on a rural Colorado town, where unsuspecting residents must band together for any chance of survival.

Directors: Colin Strause, Greg Strause | Stars: Reiko Aylesworth, Steven Pasquale, Shareeka Epps, John Ortiz

Votes: 110,835 | Gross: $41.80M

22. National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007)

PG | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

6.5
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48 Metascore

Benjamin Gates must follow a clue left in John Wilkes Booth's diary to prove his ancestor's innocence in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

Director: Jon Turteltaub | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger, Justin Bartha, Jon Voight

Votes: 207,944 | Gross: $219.96M

23. Taken (2002)

877 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.9
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Three families experience alien abductions over a period of five decades.

Stars: Dakota Fanning, Matt Frewer, Emily Bergl, Heather Donahue

Votes: 18,533

24. The Event (2010–2011)

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.0
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When a man goes looking for his missing girlfriend, he stumbles upon a government conspiracy that is bigger than the president himself.

Stars: Jason Ritter, Sarah Roemer, Ian Anthony Dale, Zeljko Ivanek

Votes: 25,020

25. Above the Law (1988)

R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.0
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45 Metascore

A former Special Operations Vietnam vet works as a Chicago cop, and uncovers C.I.A. wrongdoing.

Director: Andrew Davis | Stars: Steven Seagal, Pam Grier, Henry Silva, Ron Dean

Votes: 26,844 | Gross: $18.87M

26. District B13 (2004)

R | 84 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

7.2
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70 Metascore

In the ghettos of Paris in 2010, an undercover cop and an ex-thug try to infiltrate a gang in order to defuse a neutron bomb.

Director: Pierre Morel | Stars: Cyril Raffaelli, David Belle, Tony D'Amario, Bibi Naceri

Votes: 63,646 | Gross: $1.20M

27. Metalocalypse (2006–2013)

TV-MA | 11 min | Animation, Comedy, Music

8.2
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The epic and over-the-top adventures of Dethklok, the world's most successful death metal band.

Stars: Brendon Small, Tommy Blacha, Mark Hamill, Victor Brandt

Votes: 14,679

28. Air America (1990)

R | 113 min | Action, Comedy, War

5.8
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33 Metascore

A young pilot finds himself recruited unwittingly into a covert and corrupt C.I.A. airlift organization operating in Vietnam War-era Laos.

Director: Roger Spottiswoode | Stars: Mel Gibson, Robert Downey Jr., Nancy Travis, Ken Jenkins

Votes: 25,611 | Gross: $31.05M

29. The Cove (2009)

PG-13 | 92 min | Documentary, Crime

8.4
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84 Metascore

Using state-of-the-art equipment, a group of activists, led by renowned dolphin trainer Ric O'Barry, infiltrate a cove near Taijii, Japan to expose both a shocking instance of animal abuse and a serious threat to human health.

Director: Louie Psihoyos | Stars: Richard O'Barry, Louie Psihoyos, Hardy Jones, Michael Illiff

Votes: 45,661 | Gross: $0.87M

30. Wilderness (I) (2006)

R | 93 min | Horror

6.1
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Juvenile delinquents are sent to a small British island after a fellow prisoner's death, where they have to fight for survival.

Director: M.J. Bassett | Stars: Sean Pertwee, Alex Reid, Toby Kebbell, Stephen Wight

Votes: 8,854

31. Nick of Time (1995)

R | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.3
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An unimpressive, everyday man is forced into a situation where he is told to kill a politician to save his kidnapped daughter.

Director: John Badham | Stars: Johnny Depp, Christopher Walken, Courtney Chase, Charles S. Dutton

Votes: 37,203 | Gross: $8.17M

32. The Andromeda Strain (2008)

180 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

6.2
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A crack team of top scientists work feverishly in a secret, state-of-the-art laboratory to discover what has killed the citizens of a small town and learn how this deadly contagion can be stopped.

Stars: Benjamin Bratt, Christa Miller, Louis Ferreira, Ricky Schroder

Votes: 13,222

33. Dark Skies (1996–1997)

60 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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In 1960s America, a young couple struggle to expose the truth about a hidden alien invasion, while a secret government organization follows its own agenda in dealing with the threat.

Stars: Eric Close, J.T. Walsh, Lackos, Megan Ward

Votes: 1,688

34. Deep Cover (1992)

R | 107 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.9
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A black uniformed policeman is recruited by a devious drug enforcement agent to infiltrate a smuggling organization seeking to expand into designer drugs. This 'ugly side of the war on ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Duke | Stars: Laurence Fishburne, Jeff Goldblum, Lira Angel, René Assa

Votes: 8,126 | Gross: $16.64M

35. The Killing Room (2009)

R | 93 min | Mystery, Thriller

5.7
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Four individuals sign up for a psychological research study only to discover that they are now subjects of a brutal, classified government program.

Director: Jonathan Liebesman | Stars: Nick Cannon, Clea DuVall, Timothy Hutton, Chloë Sevigny

Votes: 13,124

36. Bob Roberts (1992)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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70 Metascore

A conservative folk singer turns his hand to politics, running for the US Senate. He is not above dirty tricks and smear campaigns to gain an advantage over his opponent.

Director: Tim Robbins | Stars: Tim Robbins, Giancarlo Esposito, Alan Rickman, Ray Wise

Votes: 12,697 | Gross: $4.48M

37. White Sands (1992)

R | 101 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.0
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A small southwestern town Sheriff finds a body in the desert with a suitcase and five hundred thousand dollars. He impersonates the man and stumbles into an F.B.I. investigation.

Director: Roger Donaldson | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Mickey Rourke, Samuel L. Jackson

Votes: 6,501 | Gross: $9.01M

38. Cat Run (2011)

R | 106 min | Action, Comedy

5.6
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33 Metascore

When a sexy, high-end escort holds the key evidence to a scandalous government cover-up, two bumbling young detectives become her unlikely protectors from a ruthless assassin hired to silence her.

Director: John Stockwell | Stars: Paz Vega, Janet McTeer, Christopher McDonald, Alphonso McAuley

Votes: 5,101

39. Strange Invaders (1983)

PG | 92 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

5.5
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Charlie's ex-wife disappears, and he travels to where she grew up--a rural town in the Midwest--to look for her. But, surprisingly, nobody knows about her or any of her many relatives, the ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Laughlin | Stars: Paul Le Mat, Nancy Allen, Diana Scarwid, Michael Lerner

Votes: 2,427 | Gross: $1.36M

40. Threshold (2005–2006)

60 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.3
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A team of experts are assembled after the U.S. Navy discovers an extra-terrestrial object briefly appeared near a ship in the Atlantic Ocean.

Stars: Carla Gugino, Brian Van Holt, Brent Spiner, Rob Benedict

Votes: 5,057

41. Loose Change 9/11: An American Coup (2009 Video)

Unrated | 99 min | Documentary, History, War

7.2
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An exploration of the viewpoint that the September 11, 2001 attacks were planned by the United States government.

Director: Dylan Avery | Stars: Osama bin Laden, Johnelle Bryant, George W. Bush, Laura Bush

Votes: 3,345

42. Flashpoint (1984)

R | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.5
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Two Texas border guards, a young hotshot and his older and more cynical partner, find a jeep buried for 20 years in the desert, with a skeleton, a scoped rifle, and a box with $800,000 in ... See full summary »

Director: William Tannen | Stars: Kris Kristofferson, Treat Williams, Rip Torn, Kevin Conway

Votes: 1,927 | Gross: $3.85M

43. Hidden Agenda (1990)

R | 108 min | Drama, Thriller

6.9
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When an American human rights lawyer is assassinated in Belfast, it remains for the man's girlfriend, as well as a tough, no nonsense, police detective to find the truth... which they soon ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Frances McDormand, Brian Cox, Brad Dourif, Mai Zetterling

Votes: 3,264 | Gross: $1.03M

44. Endgame (I) (2009)

PG-13 | 109 min | Drama, History

6.2
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55 Metascore

A story based on the covert discussions that brought down the Apartheid regime in South Africa.

Director: Pete Travis | Stars: William Hurt, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jonny Lee Miller, Mark Strong

Votes: 2,556 | Gross: $0.01M

45. Love at Stake (1987)

R | 86 min | Comedy

5.1
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In this spoof inspired by the Salem witch trials the town's mayor and the judge agree to sentence several innocent townspeople to death for witchcraft in order to confiscate their land for themselves. However, sexy real witches show up.

Director: John Moffitt | Stars: Patrick Cassidy, Kelly Preston, Georgia Brown, Barbara Carrera

Votes: 463

46. Loners (2019)

90 min | Comedy

6.5
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A satire about a group of introverts who are scapegoated for violence and forced into a government group therapy program as part of its "War On Loneliness." Caught up in a conspiracy they stand up for their right to be alone - together.

Director: Eryc Tramonn | Stars: Brian Letscher, Tyson Turrou, David Christian Welborn, Melissa Paladino

Votes: 96

47. Intruders (1992– )

163 min | Biography, Horror, Mystery

6.4
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All over the world, people report they've been visited by aliens, taken aboard spaceships and medically examined. The authorities appear to know all about these visits but won't acknowledge... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Crenna, Mare Winningham, Susan Blakely, Daphne Ashbrook

Votes: 1,168

48. Project: Metalbeast (1995)

R | 92 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

4.8
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In 1974, an unhinged CIA agent injects himself with the werewolf blood he found. After a killing spree, his body is put in suspended animation, then thawed out 20 years later by his crazy boss and a team of unsuspecting doctors.

Director: Alessandro De Gaetano | Stars: Kim Delaney, Barry Bostwick, Kane Hodder, John Marzilli

Votes: 669

49. The X Files: Resist or Serve (2004 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Horror

8.4
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Survival horror game set during season 7 of The X-Files (1993). Scully and Mulder travel to Red Falls, Colorado to look for two missing teenage girls accused of witchcraft only to find the place infested with black oil zombies.

Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, Tom Braidwood

Votes: 533

50. Defense of the Realm (1985)

PG | 96 min | Thriller

6.5
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After a newspaper reporter helps expose a Member of Parliament as a possible spy, he finds that there's much more to the story than that.

Director: David Drury | Stars: Gabriel Byrne, Greta Scacchi, Denholm Elliott, Ian Bannen

Votes: 1,844 | Gross: $0.75M



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